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Why is Jabir Ibn Hayyan considered as Father of Chemistry ?

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Asked by truth exposed, 17 Dec '12 12:38 pm
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Jabir Ibn Haiyan, the chemist Geber of the Middle Ages, is generally known as the father of chemistry. Abu Musa Jabir Ibn Hayyan, sometimes called al-Harrani and al-Sufi, was the son of the druggist (Attar). The precise date of his birth is the subject of some discussion, but it is established that he practiced medicine and alchemy in Kufa around 776 C.E. He is reported to have studied under Imam Ja'far Sadiq and the Ummayed prince Khalid Ibn Yazid. In his early days, he practiced medicine and was under the patronage of the Barmaki Vizir during the Abbssid Caliphate of Haroon al-Rashid.

Jabir's major contribution was in the field of chemistry. He introduced experimental investigation into alchemy, which rapidly changed its character into modern chemistry. His contribution of fundamental importance to chemistry includes perfection of scientific techniques such as crystallization, distillation, calcinations, sublimation and evaporation and development of several instruments for the sa ...more
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Answered by anil garg, 17 Dec '12 01:06 pm

 
  
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Hence the title of Father of Modern Chemistry was awarded to the chemist Jabir Ibn Hayyan Muslim. Jabir Ibn Hayyan or full name of Abu Musa, Ibn Hayyan Al-Azdi more known as Geber in the West. He also sometimes called al-Harrani or al-Sufi was a drug dealer subsidiary.

Jabir said to be studying under the supervision of Imam Ja'afar Sadiq and sons of Khalid Ibn Yazid Umayed. Prior to that he was studying in the field of medicine under the auspices of the Barmaki Vizir Abbasyiah Caliph Harun al-Rashid.
Answered by Psycho, 17 Dec '12 12:44 pm

 
  
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